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Places to visit in Samut Songkhram

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What to see in Samut Songkhram

The main attraction here is clearly the market on the railway tracks. But Samut Songkhram is also very close to some of the most interesting floating markets in Thailand such as Amphawa (9 km), Tha Kha (20 km) or Damnoen Saduak (25 km) or Bang Noi which is, I think, less interesting. There is also Don Hoi Lot, a sand bar off the coast known for its shells (that you can taste in the street food stalls in Samut Songkhram) which I did not go to see but which is often quoted among the places to visit here.
I also listed at the end of the page some good tours, excursions and activities that you can do in Samut Songkhram or from Samut Songkhram. Click here to see them.

Must-visits in Samut Songkhram

Amphawa Floating Market Samut Songkhram

Amphawa Floating Market

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My opinion :
Amphawa is 9 km away from Samut Songkhram. It is really easy to go discover its floating market. It takes place from Friday to Sunday at noon and is particularly interesting to see at night. At night is also the famous fireflies visit.
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market Samut Songkhram

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

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My opinion :
Probably the most famous and visited floating markets, it is still nice to see ,early in the morning especially
Mae Klong Railway Market Samut Songkhram

Mae Klong Railway Market

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My opinion :
Mae Klong is also named Samut Songkhram. The vendors fold the stalls back at each pass of the train.
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Other places to visit in Samut Songkhram

Other visits suggestions in Samut Songkhram

  • Don Hoi Lot
    In the south of the city on the Mae Khlong River, Don Hoi Lot is known for its shells that are collected there. Here, you can observe the premises in the course of the kinds of mollusks that are often found on the menu of the stands of the street Samut Songkhram.

Tours in Samut Songkhram and around

This selection includes tours, excursions and activities that I have personally tested or were tested by people I fully trust but also offers by recognized agencies or websites known for their seriousness and quality but from who I only have tested one or two of their offers (I then indicate (ad) below the photo). Feel free to give me feedback on these services to ensure that they are good quality otherwise I may remove it from the list.

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market and Maeklong Railway Market Tour Samut Songkhram
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Amphawa Floating Market and Maeklong Railway Market Tour Samut Songkhram
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Wat Thung Si Muang

Wat Thung Si Muang

This temple is mainly famous for its wooden library on stilts.


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Phra Chudadhuj Palace

Phra Chudadhuj Palace

Royal summer palace of King Rama V that included the Vimanmek Palace that was moved to Bangkok


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Si Satchanalai Historical Park

Si Satchanalai Historical Park

deep in nature, it has several ruins of temples including Wat Chang Lom, which is better preserved here than the Wat Chang Lom in Sukhothai. Take time to climb the steps to the top of the hill....


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Village of Indigo Dye

Village of Indigo Dye

The Mo Hom indigo dyeing is Phrae's most famous specialty and for me, you can not come here without trying to dye a handkerchief, a scarf or a shirt by yourself. It's fun to do and possible in Ban...


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